Originally posted by hawker84:
Secondly if you look at Bree's stats from 2002 (his first full year as a starter), and compare them to RW stats in 2012, an argument can be made RW has as much talent or more than Bree's.
This is silly. Why is it silly? Simple.
Terry Bradshaw's first year: a 38% completion rate with 6 TD's and 24 interceptions
Troy Aikman's first year: 53% completion rate with 9 TD's and 18 interceptions
John Elway's first year: 47% completion rate with 7 TD's and 14 interceptions
Peyton Manning's first year: 56% completion rate with 26 TD's and 28 interceptions
These are all Hall of Fame QB's. Some did well right off the bat. Marino had a great first year. Montana's first full year was much better than the above four. Tarkenton did a little better than these guys, but had a lot of interceptions - same with Farvre. But, the point is that you really can't tell a lot by looking at a QB's first year.
It's true that Kaepernick, RGIII and Wilson did a LOT better than these guys did in their first year starting and Newton did a little better in his first two years. We'll just have to see if they can keep it up.